This post is created as part of a global groundswell of gratitude called TweetsGiving. The celebration, created by US nonprofit Epic Change, is an experiment in social innovation that seeks to change the world through the power of gratitude. I hope you’ll visit the TweetsGiving site below to learn more, and to bring your grateful heart to the party by sharing your gratitude, and giving in honor of that for which you’re most thankful.
In the last 48 hours, a small sampling of what I'm grateful for, in no particular order, mostly Twitter links with a few web sites thrown in:
1. Grateful for Christine Carroll and her Culinary Corps. Providing volunteer experiences for chefs, cooks, etc., changing their world and making a difference.
2.Grateful for the many years American Express has supported the hunger fight! Too much to list!
3. Grateful for the amazing work and support of Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC) in the childhood hunger fight.
4. Grateful for Carrie Welch (Twitter) and the leadership @ the Food Network for their commitment to end child hunger.
5. Grateful for Domino Sugar (Twitter) and their commitment to helping end childhood hunger.
6. Grateful for the staff and volunteers of FLIPANY. Leading the Operation Frontline efforts in South Florida, they totally rule.
7. Grateful to all of you out there who have seized the moment & made social media a change engine for good in the world.
9. Grateful for social media visionaries like John Haydon. He's never too busy to help out!
10. Grateful for the Governmental support shown for various Federal nutrition programs. The facts show that a major increase across all programs is needed!
11. Grateful to all the followers of End Childhood Hunger who inspire and encourage all of us. Together, we will end hunger by 2015!
12. Grateful for the donors and sponsors who helped my nonprofit, End Childhood Hunger, raise $1,000's to feed South Florida kids over the last two years. Words fail me.
13.Grateful for the Food Bank heros across the country who are facing incredible odds every day. You are all so inspiring!
14. Grateful for the South Florida volunteers helping End Childhood Hunger make a difference on the street.
15. Grateful to have worked on South Florida's Taste of the Nation for 16 years. Nationwide, millions of $'s raised by 1,000's of people.
16. Grateful for Billy Shore and all the visionaries @ Share Our Strength. Ending childhood hunger by 2015!
17. Grateful for Tyson Foods leaders and my friend Ed Nicholson You are making an amazing difference! Thank you!
18. Grateful for my family and you, each of my special friends, who give me the drive to get up every day and try to make a difference.
19. Grateful to be able to post this.
19. Grateful to be able to post this.
20. Grateful for Share our Strength's Great American Dine Out. $'s for hunger!
21. Grateful to have brought a dozen friends, family and a few strangers together today to share thanks and blessings.
22.Grateful to have the chance to be, in a very small way, a part of the solution.
23. Grateful I have never lived in fear, or without love. And that I choose to try to help those who have, and have lived without.
24. Grateful for Ezra Krieg. You inspire me, my friend.
25.Grateful to be blessed with more good in my life than I could ever reduce to one Blog post. Or 100.
26. Grateful for the Florida End Childhood Hunger Project, its leaders Share Our Strength and Florida Impact.
27. Grateful for Jeff Swartz and all the amazing Timberland folks. Visionary and committed. Lucky to know him.
28. Grateful to have served as a volunteer with all the amazing Share Our Strength staff. 17 years of inspiration.
29. Grateful to all my chef friends and those in hospitality community who are continually giving so much to hunger fight. Definition of unselfishness.
30. Finally, to lighten it up, I'm grateful for Italy in general, Tuscany in particular, and Borgo di Vagli to escape to.